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Winning Grants in Wisconsin

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After beer, cows, and the Green Bay Packers, the Badger State has made itself known for its rapidly expanding biomedical research programs. Awarded more than $370 million in 2007 in NIH grants covering both academic and industry-based projects, Wisconsin is now well funded to explore scientific research in the wide-ranging areas of genomics, informatics, and biomarker discovery.

To compile the chart below, GT culled NIH’s grants-by-state database to find awards clearly related to disciplines under the systems biology umbrella, and for the sake of space, selected those with the most funding. This list is not comprehensive.

John Markley
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$3,721,925
Specialized Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
$3,072,939
Knock-Out Rats for Physiological Genomics

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
$1,727,005
Rat Genome Database 

George Phillips
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$932,791
Research Training for Computation and Informatics in Biology and Medicine

William Dove
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$878,085
Genes Controlling Neoplasia of the Intestinal Epithelium

Francesco Cerrina
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$849,197
Light-Directed Synthesis of Genes and Other Biomolecules

Catherine McCarty
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
$791,553
Genome-Wide Study of Cataract and Low HDL in the Personalized Medicine Research Project

David Schwartz
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$722,843
Institutional Training Grant in the Genomic Sciences

Mark Sager
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$722,154
Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer Prevention: Biomarkers of Preclinical AD

Christopher Bradfield
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$704,036
Biochemistry and Genetics of Hepatocarcinogenesis

Alan Attie
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$618,828
Genetic Mapping of Networks Associated with Beta-cell D*

Ahmed Kissebah
Medical College of Wisconsin
$607,904
Candidate Genes Affecting Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome

Robert Landick
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$602,173
Structure/Function of Transcription Complex RNA Hairpins

Mari Palta
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$602,059
Cohort Registry of Type 1 Diabetes

Richard Gourse
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$597,732
Mechanism, Activation, and Control of rRNA Transcription

Thomas Record
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$518,175
Large-Scale Conformational Changes in Regulation of Transcription Initiation

Alan Attie
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$517,180
The Genetics of Obesity and Diabetes

Frederick Blattner
Scarab Genomics
$500,000
Clean-Genome Vaccines Against Biodefense Agents

William Engels
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$489,510
DNA Repair and Aging in Drosophila

Maryanne Watt
Mirus Bio
$486,482
Efficient Labeling of MicroRNA for Microarray Analysis

Thomas William Schoenfeld
Lucigen
$443,433
Improved DNA Polymerases for Genomic Sequencing

Lloyd Smith
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$432,443
SNP Analysis by Surface Invasive Cleavage on DNA Arrays

David Schwartz
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$428,354
Single Molecule Genome Analysis of Oligodendroglioma

Bryce Nelson
Gentel Biosciences
$423,624
Rapid and Inexpensive Biochip-Based Allergy Testing

Paul Ahlquist
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$407,725
Gene Functions and Molecular Genetics of RNA Viruses

Ronald Godiska
Lucigen
$406,881
High Fidelity Genomic Cloning and Amplification

Polly Newcomb
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$398,170
Medications, Genetic Variability, and Breast Cancer

Ann Palmenberg
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$363,740
Cardioviral Proteases and Comparative Genome Structure

Frederick Blattner
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$354,798
Development of Advanced BAC Library Technology

Michael Gould
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$344,901
Secreted Proteins as Breast Cancer Prevention Markers

Timothy Yoshino
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$342,450
Functional Genomics of Molluscan Schistosome Development

Barry Ganetzky
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$341,675
Laser Scanning Confocal Microscope for Genetic Research

Howard Jacob
Medical College of Wisconsin
$332,403
Physiological Genomics of Hypertensive Renal Disease

Marvin Wickens
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$320,157
Function of 3’ UTRs

Justin Starren
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
$320,012
Managing Large Complex Data Streams/Outpatient Practice

Jude Shavlik
U. of Wisconsin, Madison
$313,156
Machine Learning and Visualization in Structural Biology

Hans Herweijer
Mirus Bio
$307,156
Targeting of siRNAs, Genes, and Drugs to Cancer Cells

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